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How to Use Apple Cider Vinegar for Your Hair and Scalp

Apple cider vinegar may be all the rage right now in the realm of DIY home and self-care, but its seemingly endless uses have been employed for eons. This essentially all-purpose gift from nature can be used as a non-toxic, multi-purpose household cleaner, as a fabric softener, weed killer, weight-loss elixir, PMS soother, immune system booster, energy drink, produce wash, food preserver, marinade, and guess what else?—as an eco-friendly, all-natural hair and scalp treatment in the form of a shampoo, deep cleaning rinse, conditioner, detangler, dandruff treatment, and more!

Why is apple cider vinegar so beneficial to your hair and scalp?

What really makes apple cider vinegar shine concerning hair and scalp health is its ability to balance your hair’s pH naturally. Happy hair will hover around a pH level of 5.5. When your hair and scalp’s pH level is unbalanced, irritation, dullness, dryness, and damage can occur. The tricky thing about hair pH is that even just rinsing your hair with water can change the level since most water’s pH is around 7. This is where apple cider vinegar comes to the rescue!

When your hair’s cuticles are pH balanced, they remain sealed shut, which leads to shiny, smooth strands. On the flip side, when the pH level is less than ideal, your cuticles lift and leave your hair prone to frizz and breakage. But you can’t just dump a bunch of apple cider vinegar on your head and call it a day!

What is the best way to use apple cider vinegar for hair care?

The best way to incorporate apple cider vinegar into your hair care routine is by using high-quality products, like the Paris Claire Salon signature Apple Cider & Pectin shampoo (which can be used every time you wash your hair), or creating a DIY rinse by mixing ½ tablespoon of apple cider vinegar (raw, organic, unfiltered, and unpasteurized) and 1 cup of cold water (to be used once or twice a week).

You can use an old shampoo bottle to make your mixture in and easily apply it in the shower, but unlike a professional product, which will have a long shelf life, its best you make a fresh homemade batch every time you want to use it.

If you have color-treated hair, you should avoid the DIY approach, as a homemade apple cider vinegar rinse can too clarifying and drying. Fortunately, our apple cider vinegar shampoo will do the trick without affecting your amazingly colored hair!

Paris Claire’s Signature Apple Cider & Pectin Shampoo

Claire and Laurent personally helped perfect this formula, along with the entire Paris Claire signature line. This delicious apple cider shampoo:

Boosts volume

Removes residue and build-up

Creates an environment for healthy hair growth

Is rich lathering and gentle

Sulfate, gluten, formaldehyde, and paraben-free

100% vegan

And it's in stock in our salon now!

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